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January 2019

January 2019

An Inspector Calls: a riveting examination of conscience and class from London
"The moment I fell for Shakespeare"
Acclaimed international artistry born from great tragedy
Chicago Shakespeare Slam: "We OWN this space!"
Reclaiming their story: The Wives of Henry VIII


November 2018

November 2018

A Midsummer to warm Chicago's winter 
Students Dive In
From Plastic Bags to Puppets
88 Jeffs and Counting


September 2018

September 2018

Nell Gwynn: Bawdy, Brazen, and Bold
Bard Core Turns 15
Voicing Socrates, MLK, and More
Committed to Access


June 2018

Summer in Neverland begins next week
"Dream"ing in Chicago's Parks
Director of Netflix's The Crown at CST
Sew Honored: Celebrating Artisans


April 2018

Bringing Shakespeare’s Stage Directions to Magical Life
A.B.L.E.'s Swashbuckling Cyrano
Irish Legend Returns to Chicago
Incomparable Shakespeare Training


February 2018

The Women of Schiller’s Mary Stuart
Serving Students and Schools
CST Favorites Join Peter Brook
Flexibility Defined: The Yard


December 2017

Uncovering the story of a forgotten theatrical pioneer
CST’s New Works across the US
Chicago Mural features Barbara Gaines
Students across Chicago ‘Slam’ with Shakespeare


September 2017

An all-woman cast takes on The Taming of the Shrew
Making Chicago their Stage
"The Yard is a true example of adaptive re-use"
Six Years of Free Shakespeare
A Quarter-Century of Service to Students and Teachers


June 2017

Gala 2017 offers exclusive first look at The Yard
Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks partners with CAPS
CST hosts production from Teatro Línea de Sombra
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
From Start to (Nearly) Finished: The Yard


March  2017

Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy in its Final Performances
Fellowship Program Makes National Impact
Creating Elizabethan Couture
Latino Artists Announce Festival
Towering Innovation


February  2017

Unexpected Parallels: The Book of Joseph
Access in Action
Connecting Old and New
"Star-crossed Lovers" Travel to Schools
The Yearlong Celebration Concludes


December 2016

King Charles III: A Modern Masterpiece
Shakespeare and the Citizen Soldier
World-class International Partners Behind The Yard
A World Premier Based on a True Story
300 Students Declare “We Own This Space!”


September 2016

A Shakespeare cycle like no other—Tug of War: Civil Strife
Three Continents, one month
Bloggin about the Bard
Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System


June 2016

London's The Guardian raves: "Tug of War, a gripping take on the history plays, is rocking Chicago"
A Full Month of international Artistry
Turning Poetry into Poussin
5th Anniversary of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks


December 2015

The Heir Apparent Delights audiences this holiday season
Four International Shows Kick Off a Year of Shakespeare
Students and Teachers Learning from One Another
Curating Chicago's Celebration of Shakespeare's Legacy


August  2015

Artist alchemy in The Tempest
GALA 2015 Reaches Record-Breaking Total
Shakespeare 400 Chicago: An Epic Global Celebrat Home for Cultural Exchange
Providing Invaluable Training to Local Artists


May  2015

Behind the scenes of the final weeks of Sense and Sensibility
Touring Shakespeare to Community Schools
A Home for Cultural Exchange
Providing Invaluable Training to Local Artists


February 2015

US Premiere tour of Dunsinane arrives February 26
A City-wide Celebration of Puppetry
Award Honors CST Production Staff
Page to Stage: Teaching Shakespeare


December 2014

Actor Ben Carlson's journey to become Pericles
University Club of Chicago Cultural Award
White House honors CST
From Abu Dhabi to Auckland: CST on tour


October 2014

King Lear’s Larry Yando on Shakespeare
CPS Students and Teachers Take the Stage
Spotlight on Arts Education in Chicago
The Q Brothers’ Come Home for the Holidays


August 2014

“Our City. Our Shakespeare” airs August 8 on WTTW
Vitalizing Communities through Shakespeare
Chicago Summit Focuses on Arts Access for Patrons with Disabilities
Chicago premiere of South Africa’s acclaimed Isango Ensemble


January 2014

CST Kicks Off Sondheim Double Bill
CST Brings Shakespeare to Community Schools
Othello: The Remix Marks CST's Sydney Festival Debut
Award Honors CST Production Staff


October 2013

Cyrano de Bergerac Charms Audience and Critics Alike
New Publication Examines CST’s Artistry
CST Welcomes the UK’s Blind Summit
CPS Shakespeare! Beyond the Stage



August 2013

Summer with Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
Cyrano Reunites a Perfect Pair
CST Tours to Four Continents
Barbara Gaines Honored by UK’s University of Birmingham


June 2013

Gala 2013 Raises Over $1.1 Million in Support of CST
A New Summer Tradition—Free For All
CST in the Classroom
Hip-Hop Shakespeare Plays Cook County Jail
CST Deepens Partnership in Pilsen


March 2013

2013/14 Season Brings Together the Best of the Bard—and Beyond
Othello: The Remix Comes Home
Gala 2013 and Spirit of Shakespeare Awards
Reimagining School





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